31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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New York City
— 1 night
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 3 nights
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Estes Park
— 4 nights
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Idaho Springs
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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Durango
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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New York City — 1 night

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Central Park and then enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and then stop by Times Square.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City sightseeing planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Frankfurt to New York City due to the time zone difference. In July, New York City is somewhat warmer than Frankfurt - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Mammoth Cave National Park.
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Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Mammoth Cave National Park — 3 nights

Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Mammoth Cave National Park is known for nature, trails, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, contemplate the waterfront views at Green River, trek along Fat Man's Misery, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Mammoth Cave National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from New York City to Mammoth Cave National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Mammoth Cave National Park, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Estes Park.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Estes Park — 4 nights

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Yellow Wood Guiding, Backbone Adventures and Sombrero Ranches, Inc. Step out of Estes Park to go to Rocky Mountain National Park and see Bear Lake, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: trek along Emerald Lake Trail, stop by Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, get your game on at Tiny Town Miniature Golf, and view the masterpieces at Patterson Glassworks Studio & Gallery.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Estes Park planning tool.

You can drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Estes Park in 20 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Estes Park, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Idaho Springs.
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Idaho Springs — 3 nights

The City of Idaho Springs is a Statutory City that is the most populous municipality in Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States. Rocky Mountain Whitewater Rafting has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Winter Park Resort in Winter Park (about 50 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Guanella Pass, stroll through St Mary's Glacier, examine the collection at Argo Mill and Tunnel, and take in the dramatic natural features at Phoenix Gold Mine.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Idaho Springs trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Estes Park to Idaho Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Estes Park in August; daily highs in Idaho Springs reach 11°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Springs — 4 nights

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: Cañon City (The Abbey Events Complex & Skyline Drive). There's lots more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, examine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum, and admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls.

To plan Colorado Springs vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Idaho Springs to Colorado Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Idaho Springs in August, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be a bit warmer, around 15°C, while days are much warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can fly to Durango.
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Durango — 2 nights

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Durango Adventures and Zipline Tours has been added to your itinerary. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Durango Adventures and Zipline Tours and then hike along Animas River Trail.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Durango holiday builder tool.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Durango in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Durango, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 6 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You've now added Madame Tussauds Hollywood to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Downtown Disney District). There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, stop by Guitar Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Bay, and kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip planner.

Fly from Durango to Los Angeles in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Durango to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Durango in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 6 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Metreon has been added to your itinerary. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, go for a walk through Lombard Street, and stroll around Crissy Field.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco holiday planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in August, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature
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United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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Kentucky travel guide

4.6
Caves · Distilleries · Specialty Museums
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.
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Colorado travel guide

4.3
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.
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